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    Exam Feedback November 2015 Part 2 FRM Exam Feedback

    I would like to know this too, since i had confirmation of my certification in January, but still no Certificate up to date.
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    Exam Feedback November 2015 Part 2 FRM Exam Feedback

    You need to provide the name of your supervisor and describe how you manage risk in your everyday job (basically, write a small essay describing your job & how it is relevant vs FRM). No need to submit any written certificates, contracts or whatever. I got an email - wouldn't have noticed...
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    Exam Feedback November 2015 Part 2 FRM Exam Feedback

    Work experience has been validated by GARP, so officially certified as of today! (sooner than expected, thumbs up to GARP for the fast validation)
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    Exam Feedback November 2015 Part 2 FRM Exam Feedback

    1) 1,1,1,1,1 2) Every single one, BT notes where my sole source of study (only very quick complementary read through GARP books). I worked chapter per chapter and usually watched the video first (if available), then went through the study notes 1/2 times. 3) After the above, I had a second round...
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    Exam Feedback November 2015 Part 2 FRM Exam Feedback

    Passed P2 1,1,1,1,1 after having passed P1 1,1,1,1. I exclusively used BT for P2 (no books, no other sources), so definitely some credit to BT for the quality of study notes and most of all exercises.
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    Win prizes for forum participation!!

    Hi Nicole, I imagine the new website launch kept you busy lately, however any updates on this one? :) Thanks
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    Exam Feedback November 2015 Part 2 FRM Exam Feedback

    BSM assumes constant volatility, which is not appropriate for bond valuation because bonds pull to par as they reach maturity (hence volatility becomes smaller and is not constant).
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    Work Experience for FRM Certification (GARP portal form)

    Does anyone know if there is a word limit on the "job description" field?
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    Win prizes for forum participation!!

    Hi Nicole, I believe i still might have some prizes accruing, although i don't know how much. Would it be possible to convert them to UK amazon gift code? (last time the coupon was only valid on US amazon, which costed me quite a bit in shipping) If that would not be possible, please rather...
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    Exam Feedback November 2015 Part 2 FRM Exam Feedback

    That was my reasoning also. I guess we all agree on the concept, it's a question of how the Y-axis was defined.
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    Exam Feedback November 2015 Part 2 FRM Exam Feedback

    I did recalculate for all options just to be sure and since i had the time. However as a shortcut you could see that the change in opex had the highest dollar value in the numerator, so you didn't had to calculate for CoF and EL cause the impact was smaller, that already rules out 2 options...
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    Exam Feedback November 2015 Part 2 FRM Exam Feedback

    I found it in line with expectations - maybe even somewhat easier than expected. Questions were generally "fair", i.e. in line with expectations/AIMS and covering the broad spectrum of the curriculum. Good mix of "theoretical" questions and cases (nice twist to add cases and build multiple...
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    CORE AREAS to study for Quantitative Methods

    The key questions i remember from the 2014 Part 1 exam relating to QM are: 1) Distributions: i remember because it was the very first question: an application on poisson. There were 1 or 2 on normal distribution too. 2) Regression: 2 questions on interpretation / application of the regression...
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    Video error Duffie

    Hi @Nicole Manley , The instructional video on Duffie doesn't seem to be playing (it freezes after 1 second), nor downloading. Could you have a look at what could be the problem? I never had any issues with any of the other videos (neither in P1, nor P2) Here it is...
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    High frequence trading and its impact on markets

    As there are no study notes from BT available on this reading (at date), i made a 1-page bullet-point summary myself. Please find it below, hope its useful for some of you. Distinguish between algorithmic trading and high frequency trading · Algorithmic trading = "algorithmic execution"...
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